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Durham University

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Ms Kate Heerema

PhD Student in the Department of Earth Sciences

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First time-lapse monitoring of fjord deltas

Submarine gravity currents are one of the most important processes of moving sediments across our planet. However, direct monitoring of these flows has proven difficult due to their inaccessible, unpredictable and destructive nature. My research utilises one of the first ever direct and detailed monitoring data of these underwater flows. There are two different test sites: Bute Inlet, Canada and Monterey Canyon, USA. This research will include analysis of active flows registered at multiple moorings, sediment core analysis, and flow modelling.

This project is part of the Marie Curie ITN "SLATE" - Submarine landslides and their impact on European continental margins - funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme.



2017 – Present: SLATE PhD candidate in Submarine gravity currents. Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University, United Kingdom

2014 - 2016 – MSc in Physical Geography. Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden

2009 - 2013 – BSc in Soil, water, Atmosphere. Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands

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Department of Earth Sciences

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